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Christian Trujano

Staff reporter, Pleasanton Weekly

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About Christian
Christian Trujano is a staff reporter for Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division, the Pleasanton Weekly. He returned to the company in May 2022 after having interned for the Palo Alto Weekly in 2019.

Christian primarily covers the Pleasanton city, school board, Zone 7 water and general news beats while also helping cover the greater Tri-Valley region. Since May, Christian has reported on the 2022 primary elections; middle schoolers protesting gun violence; city council plans on funding city projects; and the fire on the Pleasanton Ridge.

A San Jose native who studied at San Jose State and De Anza College, Christian began writing for school newspapers in 2017. While he has enjoyed writing about city and school meetings since then, Christian also enjoys watching Bay Area sports, making music for fun and taking care of his two new kittens.
Stories by Christian
Pleasanton presses pause on PFAS treatment and wells rehabilitation project
The Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously last week to pause the PFAS treatment and wells rehabilitation project, which was intended to address water quality and purification, because of rising costs and other factors.
[Monday, September 12, 2022]

Pleasanton council OKs location for new cricket field at Ken Mercer Sports Park
Cricket players in Pleasanton will soon be able to compete and practice on a new field set to be constructed at Ken Mercer Sports Park following the City Council's decision on the location last week.
[Sunday, September 11, 2022]

Pleasanton school board to review financials, consider placing $7.8M in reserves
The Pleasanton school board is set to vote Thursday on approving last year's unaudited actuals and assigning a little over $7.8 million to its reserves for economic uncertainties.
[Wednesday, September 7, 2022]

Amador admin assistant Laurie Walker campaigning for PUSD Area 2 seat
Laurie Walker, an administrative assistant for the Pleasanton Unified School District and daughter of two career educators, will be running for the Trustee Area 2 seat in November.
[Sunday, September 11, 2022]

New Chick-fil-A location coming soon to Hacienda
Chick-fil-A has signed the lease for a second location in Pleasanton, in the vacant restaurant space Sweet Tomatoes once occupied before the buffet chain went bankrupt early in the pandemic.
[Wednesday, September 7, 2022]

City Council to decide on new cricket field location in Pleasanton
The Pleasanton City Council is set to determine the final location for a new cricket field at the Ken Mercer Sports Park. Revisiting PFAS well treatment project due to costs and discussing solar and battery energy systems also on tap.
[Monday, September 5, 2022]

A new voice leading the city of Pleasanton
After three-plus months into his tenure, Pleasanton's new City Manager Gerry Beaudin provides updates on several high-profile city projects and initiatives that he and his team have been rigorously working on over the summer.
[Friday, September 9, 2022]

How new city regulations have impacted parklets, outdoor dining in Pleasanton
Pleasanton city staff recently reviewed applications from downtown restaurateurs and found that some locations would not be able to accommodate these parklets, which led to the city revising its guidelines on outdoor dining.
[Tuesday, September 6, 2022]

PUSD Area 2 candidate Lutz bows out of race
Local resident Christine Lutz, one of the three candidates to qualify for the election ballot for Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees Area 2, confirmed to the Weekly that she will be withdrawing from the race.
[Wednesday, August 31, 2022]

New application filed for mixed-use project on Harrison Street that was previously denied by city
A revised application to construct a five-story, mixed-use building in downtown Pleasanton with no onsite parking was sent again to city staff for approval -- and in light of state housing laws, locals are likely unable to push back.
[Wednesday, August 31, 2022]